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10-Day Tour Of Northern Imperial Cities From Tangier
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Desert

  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Travel from Tangier to Chefchaouen to Fes, the first imperial city in Morocco and the cultural capital. From Fes, continue towards the deep south and the desert of Morocco. Ride camels, sleep in a desert camp under the nomadic tent and discover the architecture style of the Kasbahs along the valleys and oasis. Visit the main points of interest in Marrakech such as the Koutoubia mosque.

Highlights
  • Explore the city of Tangier, Meknes, Fes, Rabat, and Chefchaouen
  • Admire the landscapes of the Rif and Mid-Atlas mountains
  • Enjoy a camel trek to see the sunset in Erg Chebbi
  • Explore the biggest oasis in Morocco through ziz valley
  • Discover the city of Marrakech in a guided sightseeing tour
  • Visit the mosque of Hassan 2 in Casablanca
  • Day 1: Tangier - Chefchaouen - Fes expand_more
    • On the first day of your trip, we will meet at the port of Tangier. Drive through the Rif mountains and the city of Tetouan enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains until we reach Chefchaouen, one of the impressive villages at the foot of the mountains of the Rif. 
    • In the medina of Chefchaouen, we find the central square of Spanish style surrounded by many craft workshops and entertaining shops. There, we will find the best restaurants and cafes. 
    • Our trip will continue towards the Volubilis through Ouazan and other towns of the Rif. Volubilis is an important archaeological site of the Romans that will show us part of the historical past of Morocco. 
    • After the visit to the ruins, we will head to the nearby historic city of Meknes, where we will make a stop for lunch and stroll to contemplate the wall of its Medina, Bab El Mansour and enjoy a visit to the sanctuary of Moulay Ismail. 
    • After the visit to Meknes, we will go directly to the city of Fez, where you will spend the night in a Riad.
  • Day 2: Fes - Visit of the City expand_more
    • After breakfast in your Riad, you will begin to know the oldest city in Morocco, walking through its streets and alleys. 
    • Our visit begins by visiting the Royal Palace, the Bab Bou Jeloud Gate, the Jewish quarter, and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco during the 16th century. 
    • We will make sure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest, including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in Africa, the tanneries, the Attarine museum and the Mulay Idriss Mausoleum. 
    • After lunch, we will visit the tile cooperative and then enjoy a fantastic panoramic view over the entire Medina of Fez.

    Accommodation and dinner in Riad

  • Day 3: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi expand_more
    • After breakfast at your hotel, you will leave for Merzouga. The route will take us to Ifrane and the fascinating pass of Tiz Ntalghamt and the Gorges of the Ziz. You will be able to observe the views of the High Atlas plateau and see the change of landscape to reveal the tracks of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. 
    • Afterwards, you will travel along the exuberant Ziz Valley, where stops will be made along the road to Erfoud and Rissani to see different panoramic views. 
    • Upon arrival in Merzouga, we will take the traditional glass of mint tea to welcome you, followed by a camel ride that will take you to a tent camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi desert to spend a night surrounded by the dunes and the music of the Berber drums.
  • Day 4: Merzouga - Toudra Gorges - Dades Valley expand_more
    • We will get up early to see the sunrise show over the dunes of the Sahara before we walk our way back with the camels to the hotel to have breakfast there and a shower. 
    • Later the route will take us through the mountains of Saghro to Tinghir. 
    • We will take a short walk through the Todra Gorges before reaching the Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation.
  • Day 5: Dades Valley - Valley of the Roses - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech expand_more
    • After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel through the Dades Valley towards the Kelaa Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The tour of the Dades Valley is the path of the thousand kasbahs that provides numerous opportunities to take some of the best photographic shots of the trip and the adjoining Valley of Roses.
    • We will continue to the city of Ouarzazate, famous for its film studios. 
    • On the way to Marrakech, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chiefs during the beginning of the 20th century, which used to be one of its stops during its long journey from the Sahara to Marrakech, now it is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. When crossing the High Atlas, the landscape will change drastically, finding attractive panoramic views and Berber villages to Marrakech. 

    Accommodation in Riad

  • Day 6: Marrakech Guided City Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast in the Riad, you will visit Marrakech, "the red city". We will make sure that you visit the most important historical and cultural interest places, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian Tombs, and the Bahia Palace. 
    • After lunch at a restaurant near the famous Jemma El-Fna Square, we will visit the souks to find samples of different crafts. 
    • In the afternoon, free time will be available to tour other parts of the city.
  • Day 7: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat expand_more
    • After breakfast, we will drive to Casablanca on the highway. In Casablanca, we will visit the Hassan 2 mosque, the only mosque available for tourists to visit. 
    • After the mosque, we will drive along the cornish and then we will visit the cathedral Notre Dame de Sours. 
    • And then, we will continue to Rabat, once in Rabat, we will stop for lunch, and then we will start the city tour of Rabat including the mosque of Hassan and its strange tower, just near we will visit the mausoleum of Mohamed V. 
    • After that, we will drive to visit the Kasbah of challah, the old merinids Kasbah. 
    • After, we will drive to the coast to visit the Kasbah of Oudayaa and a very important art gallery not to be missed.
    • After the visit, you will have some free time to drink a mint tea on one of the terraces near the Kasbah or check in to your hotel.
  • Day 8: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis expand_more
    • After breakfast in Rabat, we will drive to the city of Meknes. The vast palaces, the forty kilometres of wall and the bastions next to its monumental doors give this city an immense aspect. 
    • The visit ends at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the city's founder. 
    • After the city tour of Meknes, we will head to Volubilis, the old roman ruins, have free time to explore the site and then we will drive to the panoramic view of Moulay Driss to take some fantastic pictures of the small green town.
    • After that, we will drive back to Meknes, where we will spend the night.
  • Day 9: Meknes - Ouazzan - Chefchaouen expand_more
    • Today, we will drive again through the Rif Mountains and their amazing landscapes to reach the city of Chefchaouen. 
    • Arrive in Chaouen and have free time to explore the city on your own. 

    Overnight in hotel or guest house

  • Day 10: Chefchaouen - Tetouan - Tangier expand_more
    • After breakfast, we will drive back to Tangier through the city of Tetouan, and arrive in tangier (end of the tour).
What's Included
  • Comfortable transport 4x4 or Minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Gas
  • Hotels - riads in half board
  • Guided city tour in Meknes, Fes and Marrakech
  • Camel ride and night in desert camp
  • Bottled water during the tour
What's Excluded
  • Plane tickets
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tickets to Historical Monuments
Meeting Point

Tangier, Maroc

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Adult
1 To 50 EUR 1499.99 Per Person

This is a private tour

Starting From

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USD 1662 / person